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A: Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare England

by Dawid Gorny, 3.3 km away

This panorama shows The Old Pier that got burned in 2008. Nowadays there is a New Grand Pier in Westo...

Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare England

B: Weston Super Mare Beach by Dawid Gorny

by Dawid Gorny, 3.4 km away

Go to my website if you want to see more Panoramas from England.

Weston Super Mare Beach by Dawid Gorny

C: The Bourneville estate, Western Super Mare

by brian lee, 3.7 km away

A recent External wall insulation project

The Bourneville estate, Western Super Mare

D: Bourneville estate , Western Supermare

by brian lee, 3.8 km away

A recent Ewi,project

Bourneville estate , Western Supermare

E: Lambretta Museum

by Jonathan Hagen, 4.1 km away

A museum devoted to the Lambretta scooter located in the seaside town of Weston Super Mare, Somerset,...

Lambretta Museum

F: Cosmeston Lake

by Richard Parkinson, 15.5 km away

Cosmeston Park is a free entry public country park between Lower Penarth and Sully about eight miles ...

Cosmeston Lake

G: Cosmeston Lake Pole Panorama

by Phillip Roberts, 15.5 km away

Test three metre pole panorama shot at Cosmeston Lake near Penarth South Wales on a snowy Christmas E...

Cosmeston Lake Pole Panorama

H: Cosmeston Lake Ground Level Panorama

by Phillip Roberts, 15.5 km away

  Comparison Test panorama shot at Cosmeston Lake near Penarth South Wales on a snowy Christmas Eve a...

Cosmeston Lake Ground Level Panorama

I: Penarth Promenade

by Richard Parkinson, 16.2 km away

Penarth is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) south west from the capita...

Penarth Promenade

J: Pottery shop by Jon Mills

by Jon Mills, 16.9 km away

The pottery shop just off the sea front at Clevedon, in North Somerset boasts an impressive display o...

Pottery shop by Jon Mills

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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